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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 27, 2019 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: FEB 68 Hagg, Killer, Rascals, Fudge

Well, don't want this to be the "Dudley Dead Forum", but here we go .
FEB 68 2/4

Merle chimes in on the bandit duo, made famous the year before with the Arthur Penn film . It became a #1 .And would be the title track for his next album . But the keeper is the flip side . “I Started Loving You Again", a classic .

Music critic Robert Christgau has said of Lewis: "His drive, his timing, his offhand vocal power, his unmistakable boogie-plus piano, and his absolute confidence in the face of the void make Jerry Lee the quintessential rock and roller." Well, now that was going to be applied to country . He actually had more success as a county musical than he did as a rock ’n roller . At the time this was seen as a huge change, but not to anyone who had been following his career . He had been doing county songs all along . His first single “Crazy Arms” was a Ray Price song . Here he knocks it out of the park on this clip from Hee Haw .

The influence of the Beatles “Sgt. Peppers” hits the Rascals . First thing is, from now on, dropped the “Young” part form their band name . This is their first album conceived as an album . While it still has there trade mark R&B, blue eyed soul feel, the production is more sophisticated . Some go as far to say it belongs in the “Pet Sounds”, “Peppers” league . Well I don’t know about that , but it is certainly a surprising record if you only know their big hits ..; VANILLA FUGE -album -THE BEAT GOES ON
From the band’s drummer and vocalist , Carmine Appice “"Even listening to it now – which, let me tell you, I rarely fucking do – The Beat Goes On sounds like an album that Spinal Tap would be wary of making." How to respond to the “Sgt. Peppers”/concept album challenge ? The Rascals seemed to make it work, but this one does not . This was really the creation of their producer Shadow Morton, that might have worked had their been some better material . As it it , it is a college of found material, spoken parts, and some covers (the title track Sonny Bono’s song) . Now I can like these experiments form this era, but I just don’t think this works . But this album, maybe on the strength of the band’s first album, did sell decently . This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2019-12-28 03:15:08 This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2019-12-28 03:16:17